Our two-year-old has learned to pronounce "solidarity," but the best way to learn what it means is to live it! Through the Lahash Sponsorship Program, we sponsor two precious kids in Tanzania named Anjelina and Baraka. We always feel a deeper connection to them during Rice...

The Brownell family is participating in Rice & Beans Month for the first time in 2015, with a theme of “Rice & Beans Around the World.” Their unique take on Rice & Beans Month is inspired by a lifestyle of international travel and meaningful advocacy...

by Casey Schilperoort   [caption id="attachment_777" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Casey shares a feast in a rural village"][/caption] I have been thinking about fasting, perhaps because we spent all of March eating rice and beans at every meal. I have also been thinking about feasting (perhaps for the same reason)....

Portlanders Matthew and Nina Horn relocated to Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and joined the fellowship at Stahl Mennonite Church. They introduced their new church family to Rice & Beans Month, with the encouragement of Pastor Bob Brown. Even though the Horn family has since returned to Portland,...

by Josh Petersen, 26Together Coordinator [caption id="attachment_790" align="aligncenter" width="601" caption="The kids and staff of Amazing Grace make a sign of their own to encourage their friends around the world."][/caption] Familiarity. Permanence. Reliability. These are things that children of Amazing Grace in Northern Uganda rarely experienced before coming to...

Charis, Tobin, and Arden are three kids who participated in Rice & Beans Month for the first time last year. If your family is thinking about joining this year, you might be interested in what they have to say: What did you like about Rice &...

Serena Haak has a rice allergy. But that didn't stop her from participating creatively! As a Portland Central Young Life leader, she spends a lot of time hanging out with high school students who have little or no familiarity with following Jesus, and no exposure...

How does Rice & Beans Month work for families with kids? Many families in the U.S. and other parts of the world have been figuring this out for the past five years, with meaningful and positive results! Here is one example: Hoping to make Rice &...

Jim Anderson and his wife, Annette, are treasured members of the Portland Lahash community. They ate a lot of rice and beans during the first few years of the event! They now live in a senior community. Jim shares a few reflections on how this...

For all of us, the month began with a plate of rice and beans, but we hope your experience doesn't end there. Below, guest blogger Nina Horn shares how this month has shaped her family and broadened their perspective. How has this month impacted you?...